United Furniture Inds., which has expanded its showroom space at almost every market it attends for the past two years, is continuing that pace at this month’s Las Vegas Market, where the company will unveil a 12,866-square-foot addition to its showroom More
Tupelo Furniture Market officials have reported that, in the past year, 100 or more novice companies have been booked to show here for the Aug. 18-21 event, and many others have expanded their exhibit space at the convention facility. More
United Furniture Industries, makers of Simmons upholstery and Simmons case goods has signed a long term lease with IHFC for this month’s furniture Market here that will double the size of the company’s showroom space and encompass the entire third floor of the National Building. More
As the Tupelo Furniture Market kicks off today, exhibitors stand ready to ride the wave of busier retail weekends due in part to tax refunds hitting mailboxes and recent Presidents Day promotions. More
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From A Rep's Perspective
August 7, 2015Every year I am amazed that when it is 110 degrees in the shade, that people will actually go to Las Vegas. But they do! And this year’s Vegas market was no exception. Summer market is never as busy as the winter market. The big buyers were all out in force as well as a large showing of western furniture retailers. But smaller dealers and non-regional dealers many times pick this market to skip even though the market owners do a valiant effort in making it as enjoyable as 100 plus degrees can be. It’s interesting to overhear ...
From Fabric to Frame
Cindy W. Hodnett
August 22, 2012An interesting discussion occurred at the Tupelo Furniture Market, and it went something like this:"Are you the one who wrote the upholstery article on color in Las Vegas?" said the manufacturer's rep."Yes, I am.""Well, I want you to know that I put this sofa in the main showroom window because of that article, and I just sold an entire container to some folks. I wasn't sure about it, but the ladies certainly love it."The sofa referenced was tangerine-hued and accompanied by a turquoise-tinted chair. When people walked by the grouping, a majority of them ...
August 13, 2012In August of 1987, gasoline cost 90 cents a gallon, median household income was just under $30,000, the average price of a new house was $125,000 and Alan Greenspan had just assumed the title of chairman of the Federal Reserve.On the west side of Tupelo, Miss., on a relatively small parcel of land, V.M. Cleveland assumed the title of owner and chairman of what was then an unproven new venue called the Tupelo Furniture Market.Tupelo was and is in the heartland of promotional furniture, and upholstery in particular. Cleveland's vision was as direct and ...
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